According to a study published by Dr. Lucia Albino Gilbert, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University, and her husband, John Gilbert, Ph.D., wines produced from California wineries that have women winemakers are more highly acclaimed (proportional to their presence in the field) than those that have male winemakers.
How did they figure it out?
Drs. Gilbert used two sources of data. One was the California winery comprehensive database of 3,200+ winemakers developed for their first study. The second data source was evidence of winery quality, which was obtained by using the listing of wineries from Opus Vino (2010), a widely cited and credible source of winery quality.
Who to look out for?
Ready to taste what women winemakers have to offer? We found this list from Cru Wine Online. Click the link to read the full bios.
1. Helen Turley She currently makes wines under her own label, Maracassin, a California Cult style wine that regularly receives outstanding ratings by wine critics.
Want to read more about it? www.womenwinemakers.com
*Photo Credit: Domaine Carneros Wine – made by another favorite woman winemaker Eileen Crane.